Rohan Connolly, a senior football writer for The Age and radio broadcaster with sports radio station 1116 SEN, has been covering the game since 1983. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion and love of the game, he analyses the AFL for the newspaper and contributes a blog and weekly video, "Footy Fix", for The Age's football website, Real Footy.
Rohan Connolly Richmond has had some embarrassing losses over the years, but few would have rankled with the faithful as much as Saturday’s defeat against Melbourne.
Rohan Connolly and Daniel Cherny Essendon and Richmond have both lost patience with key forwards ahead of their Saturday night "Dreamtime" clash at the MCG.
Rohan Connolly Victory, not for the first time engineered by Richmond's classiest acts,
Rohan Connolly Essendon's revamped forward structure has struck trouble before the AFL season even starts, with new key forward Jake Carlisle facing suspension for kneeing an opponent and the Bombers still...
Rohan Connolly RIchmond has the most players from other clubs on its list, with 13, in keeping with its policy of protecting the senior list with rookie picks
Rohan Connolly Richmond faces an uphill battle to make the finals for another season.
Rohan Connolly It goes without saying that you can't please everyone when picking an All-Australian team, but generally you'll find reasonable consensus about at least 75 per cent of those selected.
Rohan Connolly Players have moved from club to club for as long as football has been played.
Rohan Connolly Perhaps the most definitive comment on the long-running Melbourne tanking saga mercifully brought to a close this week came not with the announcement of penalties and the welter of analysis which...
Rohan Connolly High expectations at the start of any season go with the territory for the Richmond Football Club.
Rohan Connolly Tigers have some way to travel before they can realistically mix it with the big boys.
Rohan Connolly Tigers fans were watching an early 20-point lead evaporate with remarkable speed.
Rohan Connolly They had it won, lost it, and won it back again. That was Essendon's 19-point win over Richmond in a nutshell.
Rohan Connolly Richmond puts on its best performance of the season, hammering Hawthorn at the MCG.
Rohan Connolly The two biggest stories of the weekend games emerged from the same match.